Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment El Paso

A root canal is an important dental procedure that can stop an infection, reduce pain, and eliminate the need to extract the affected tooth. When you need root canal therapy in El Paso, Texas give us a call. Our dental experts are ready to provide the skilled care you need during root canal therapy in a professional and caring environment.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that will remove the infected pulp from your teeth and replace it with filling. When bacteria gets inside the pulp of your tooth, it can  cause pain and inflammation. Large amounts of bacteria inside your teeth can even cause a serious infection called an abscess that can spread throughout your body and make you ill.

Root Canal Procedure

There are several steps in a root canal procedure. Often, the first step is an x-ray to determine exactly how deep into the pulp of your tooth the infection has spread. This helps dentists prepare for the procedure. Once the precise area is located, the treatment can begin. Most root canal procedures follow these steps:

  1. Numbing and sedation— Anesthesia will be applied to numb your teeth and gums. This ensures that you will not have pain during your root canal. You might also be given a sedative to help you relax. 
  2. Isolating the tooth— The dentist will isolate the tooth from the surrounding teeth using a small rubber barrier. 
  3. Creating a hole— The dentist will create a tiny hole in the top of your tooth. 
  4. Removing the pulp— The dentist will remove the pulp from inside your tooth. The pulp of your tooth contains nerves and blood vessels.
  5. Cleaning the inside of the tooth— The dentist will clean, disinfect, and reshape the inside of your tooth.
  6. Filling the inside of the tooth— The dentist will fill your tooth with dental-grade material. 
  7. Sealing the tooth— The dentist will place a dental filling over the tooth to seal it and present reinfection.
  8. Receiving a crown—  A crown is often needed to protect and seal your treated tooth. Since crowns are custom made, you’ll generally need a follow-up appointment to have the crown placed. During your follow-up, the temporary filling will be removed and the crown will be placed. 

Root Canal After Treatment

You’ll likely have some tooth sensitivity and mild pain following a root canal. For most people, this discomfort will only last a couple of days. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to help you manage the pain.

Root Canal Cost

The cost of a root canal depends on the dentist you visit and on the tooth that requires a root canal. Some teeth are more complex and root canals on them are more expensive. In general, however, it is more affordable to have a root canal than it is to have your tooth completely removed from the placement of an implant. Dental insurance can help to cover the cost of a root canal. If you have dental insurance, check with your plan to see how much they’ll pay toward a root canal

Root Canal Reviews

Root canals can save natural teeth, stop infections, and reduce pain. They offer many benefits to patients. For more information on how a root canal can impact a patient’s life, check out these reviews from patients who’ve had a root canal.

Root Canal Treatment FAQ

  • Is a root canal painful?

Many people are nervous or even frightened about the idea of root canal because they’ve heard it’s a very painful procedure. However, this isn’t the case. Your gums and teeth will be numb during the root canal. You might have some discomfort, but you should not be in pain. Additionally, many people are experiencing pain before they have a root canal. A root canal removes the source of the pain, the infected pulp, and often provides immediate pain relief. 

  • How long does it take to recover from root canal treatment?

You’ll likely be numb for two to four hours after a root canal. It’s a good idea to take the rest of the day off from work or school. You’ll have some pain and discomfort once the numbness fades. The pain is mild for most people and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Total recovery generally takes less than a week. 

What they think about us?

Jena Sison

I want to thank Dr. Chen for explaining everything to me and even showed the xrays .He was very gentle,soft spoken and smart. I trusted him immediately. I did not experience pain or any discomforts. Thank you Iris for making me comfortable . Kudos to the staff at the desks. You were all very kind. Over all I experienced a five star costumer service.

Maria Trejo

Doctor Cao was very accommodating in treating my root canal. She ensured seat was slightly elevated due to nasal issues I have. She was understanding and made me feel comfortable.

Ruthann Hercliff

A first time visit as I passed through El Paso while traveling as a nurse. A pleasant overall experience during an otherwise really stressful situation. Everyone was very kind and helpful during their interactions with me. Dr. Cao was so friendly, knowledgeable, and was very thorough in her explanations of the treatment being provided. Having dealt with a variety of providers in many disciplines through my profession and practice, I have to say that the bedside manner and treatment given was what every practitioner and their staff should strive to. Thank you for a pleasant experience during a stressful and normally unpleasant process.

9398 Viscount Blvd Ste 4B
El Paso, TX 79925

Call us Today:

Contact us